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Global, Arctic and Antarctic Cruises

Embark on an expedition cruise to some of the most remote coastal regions in the world on a global, Arctic or Antarctic cruise, and experience nature at its most pristine. Get close to the water and gaze into the iridescent blue heart of an iceberg on a Zodiac cruise. Sit quietly on a beach as a waddle of proud king penguins parades right past. Explore the windswept remnants of bygone eras in some of the most inaccessible places on earth. Join the expedition team on the bridge, binoculars in hand, waiting for the unforgettable moment when a polar bear is revealed on the sea ice.

Expedition cruising brings together travellers with a curiosity about the world around them, a keen sense of adventure and a desire to spend time immersed in the natural world. Explore the real world on an Antarctica cruise, Arctic cruise or a voyage to one of our hand-picked biodiversity and historical hotspots, from Costa Rica and Panama to the rugged Irish coast.

Why travel with Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions pioneered ship-based adventures with Antarctica cruises over 28 years ago and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

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Solar Eclipse – Antarctica

In December 2021, a full solar eclipse will occur in the Weddell Sea region, offering people the rare and historic …

16 Days

From USD $18,445.50/pp

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Antarctic Explorer

Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with …

10-12 Days

From USD $10,350.00/pp

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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia. Discover the historic …

19-22 Days

From USD $19,350.00/pp

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Arctic Discovery

Combining remote wilderness with rural culture, this voyage offers a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Witness calving glaciers, …

21 Days

From GBP £12,600.00/pp

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Iceland Circumnavigation

Explore the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble. Walk along a …

11 Days

From GBP £7,740.00/pp

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Costa Rica and The Panama Canal

Immerse yourself in the remarkable coastlines of Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica (‘rich coast’) is one of the most …

12-15 Days

From USD $4,800.00/pp

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What Animals Live in Antarctica?

Sub-zero temperatures, months of darkness and some of the strongest winds on Earth. How does life survive in this vast …

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How can we help endangered penguins in Antarctica?

As a group, penguins are one of the two most threatened seabird species in the world. According to Birdlife International, …

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Are Seals Endangered In Antarctica?

All six seal species’ found living in Antarctica are classified as ‘least concern’ by the International Union for Conservation of …

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Are There Polar Bears In Antarctica? No – find out why.

Do polar bears live in Antarctica? Polar bears live in the Arctic, but not Antarctica. Down south in Antarctica you’ll …

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Is Antarctica a desert? YES. Find out why

When most people imagine Antarctica they think of a cold continent covered in ice. And they’re right. In fact, 90% …

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Antarctica in March: Why I like Antarctic trips in March

March is ‘late-season’ for voyages to Antarctica: night times grow out of the endless summer days; the air freshens; dustings …

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How cold is Antarctica?

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About Sylvia Earle

Our new ship honours Sylvia Earle’s commitment to the planet Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, …

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Responsible travel

Aurora Expeditions is committed to travelling respectfully and providing a trip of a lifetime experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places we visit around the world.

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